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This is the story of the house that photographed itself.
A house so unique.
So creatively built and decorated.
So full of one-of-a-kind ceiling decor ideas and beautiful light fixtures and furniture with a story and hand-painted curtains and chalkboard barn doors and ceilings that take your breathe away….
….that I really had almost nothing to do with these pictures.
I simply put the camera on a tripod and clicked.
The house did all the rest.
How To Decorate Your Ceiling
The story behind this tour actually starts way before this house.
It all began last year.
Last holiday season, I was invited to be involved with a charity event supporting the Make-A-Wish foundation where I decorated a Christmas tree in a decorator’s show house in Nashville.
And I fell in love with the ceilings.
Wait until you see the ceiling in this dining room. It’s a stencil on top of stain. One of the prettiest ceiling decor ideas I’ve ever seen.
It was there that I met Kara and Lauren, two amazing designers from ReFresh Home.
We laughed and connected and drank coffee and I remember trying to focus on the conversation, but every few minutes I would stop mid-stream because I discovered something new.
Especially those ceilings.
If you are looking for ideas on how to decorate your ceiling, this is such a clever idea. Stain the ceiling with a basecoat and then layer in a stencil by adding another layer of stain. It looks so rich and timeless. Like the ceiling has been here forever.
I loved the ceilings in the original house that they decorated and this year they have another house.
And new ceilings.
Ceilings that are twenty feet in the air and hand-painted.
Ceilings that will take your breath away.
Don’t they just inspire you by looking at them?
Like the ceiling in this study. It’s such a timeless look.
This beautiful, wonderful, incredible study with its rafters that came directly from a Tennessee barn.
They built the ceiling around these barn rafters.
If. you are looking for an idea on how to decorate your ceiling, why not consider beams? You can check your local salvage yards and architectural salvage stores for beams like this. You could even recreate this look with stain and new beams.
It’s such an amazing way to add architectural interest to a space.
This visit was a lot like last time.
There was a lot of giggling and laughing and oohing and ahhing and drinking water and eating the yummiest chicken sandwiches.
And me unable to complete sentences.
There are so many amazing visual elements to this space in addition to ceilings. Look at this chalkboard sliding door that disguises the pantry. And the range hood with reclaimed wood and hinges. And the brick accent wall in the kitchen.
The ceiling heights in the space vary from room to room and add amazing architectural detail to the space. For example, the kitchen has lower ceilings and it leads into the great room with large vaulted ceilings. The key is to add the beams to carry the theme through from room to room.
One other tip when searching for how to decorate a ceiling? Carry a comment element throughout the house (like the beams in this hous).
Here’s a close-up of the chalkboard barn door. The first time I saw it I lost all track of what I was saying. I was in the middle of a story and suddenly I saw this barn door.
I couldn’t even.
I simply stopped and stared and asked if I could have a lemon.
Here you can see the entire great room with the beams carried over from the library. This living room also has sliding glass doors that open onto a porch.
There’s also a hand-painted wall hanging with feathers and a mantel covered in the same barn wood from the same barn that the rafters came from.
It all left me speechless.
I went through the sliding glass doors and went outside.
And this ceiling.
All of a sudden…..I stopped being speechless and started talking.
Have you ever seen a space so perfect?
They took old tin and used it to line the ceiling. If you are looking for how to decorate your ceiling? This is such a fun option for a porch or outdoor space. The tin tiles line the top of the ceiling and they are anchored by a center wood beam.
If. you are looking for an idea on how to decorate your ceiling, why not consider tin like this? You can check your local salvage yards and architectural salvage stores for tin tiles like this. You could even recreate this look with new tin and a faux finish.
I couldn’t stop talking and explaining and commenting on their ceiling design. I wanted to know where found that tin and did it come from the same barn and how did they get to be so incredible and wonderful and amazing and creative and where did all these ideas come from….
….and could I move in.
I had plenty of time for talking.
Not so much.
It was too busy doing all the photographing. 🙂
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PS This is only the first part of the tour.
There were too many pictures and too much talking to fit into one post.
It’s worth the visit. 🙂